I feel a stirring deep down in me to live a simplistic life–a fasted life. Less of everything. Less noise. Less stuff. Less distractions. I feel that it’s a time to embrace this way of living. I believe that less of everything that is unimportant will open up room for the things that are truly important. More joy. More peace. Less anxiety. Less worry. More worship. More gratitude. Less complaining. Less entitlement. I am ready to embrace this life. In fact it has been brewing in me for some time and I have made steps towards it. And yes it also includes fasting. The more I embrace fasting from food the clearer this is becoming. I feel such release when I let go. There is such a reward in fasting–not being controlled by my appetite and truly letting my spirit, in connection with the Holy Spirit, lead. I find that helps my other appetites to decrease also. I don’t “need” as much as I thought I did. I am satisfied by much less and I enjoy the little things so much more.
I know I haven’t “arrived” yet, but do we ever “arrive” in this life anyway. It’s in the choices we make daily that make a difference. Choosing to walk on this road today and then again tomorrow. Choosing to rid myself of the things that are unnecessary physically, emotionally and spiritually. And fast. Living a fasted life. My prayer is that as I get rid of these things it will make room for joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness and self-control. That the fruit from my tree will be sweet and nourishing to those around me.